Sue C Posted December 11, 2006 Share Posted December 11, 2006 I'm here for support, questions, support and more support. My partner of 12 years was diagnoised in April 2005 with non small cell cancer adenocarcinoma. Quit smoking in '88.There was a small mass in the upper left lung, and they found 1 positive node in the A/P window.She had an upper lobectomy in May 2005. She underwent 4 cycles of Carboplatin and Taxol. All scans were looking good till this Sept when a PET showed a "slight uptake" in the lymph nodes in the A/P window. She had a bronchoscopy, which did not get "enough" tissue to give a "good "diagnosis. She underwent a mediastinoscopy in Nov and they removed a "few" nodes in the same area but were unable to remove one that was in the area of the Aorta/Pulmonary artery area. It is about 1.7 x 1.8 cm. We meet with the radiologist this week for treatment plan. Oncologist wants to start her on Tarceva after radiation. When she had her original surgery the doc said, we'll remove the upper lobe, have the chemo and you'll be off to live your life. Guess we were very niave. We have tons of questions, does this recurrance mean survival rate is less than 5 years? Do we start a new 5 year countdown for survival? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Sue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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